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DIY Hacks - 8 money saving handyman and woodworking hacks

Here are 8 handy hacks for woodworkers, handymen, and home owners. These hacks will help save you time and money.

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  • Will Frazier
    September 18, 2015

    don't use toothpaste on the holes in your walls….

    I used to paint regularly and could easily tell when people did. 1) they would usually use toothpaste with blue dye. 2) the paint we used was water based (like most cheap flat paints) and would actually make the toothpaste bubble up. 3) toothpaste will gunk up your sandpaper

    some cool ideas to get around a woodworking set here though without the proper tools! thank you for the tips!

  • James Lewis
    September 18, 2015

    5:21: Totally made watching the video worthwhile.

  • bocty1
    September 18, 2015

    first video i've watched of yours and i'm subscribed. keep up the good work! and thank-you

  • Steve Johnson
    September 18, 2015

    I love the salt as a third hand!

  • Dale Marsh
    September 18, 2015

    dont use tooth paste certain brands will not hold the paint it will separate crack . found that out in the house i bought dumb lady used toothpaste all over

  • Morg Cook
    September 18, 2015

    Minty Fresh!

  • michele vitarelli
    September 18, 2015

    What's the salt do?

  • Charlie Reynolds
    September 18, 2015

    use press and seal instead of wax paper.  doesn't slide around.   i glue dense felt pads to my clamps.  make great cauls.

  • toyandmore more
    September 18, 2015

    tank you (:

  • Christopher Hickox
    September 18, 2015

    thanks for the hacks ive been wondering about the braces

  • Marvin Double
    September 18, 2015

    I love the idea of using shims instead of clamps.  Clamps are darn expensive, and you often need many different sizes.  Keeping enough on hand can cause a major dent in your wallet.  One really cheap way of clamping things, especially odd shapes, is to use a strap clamp.  You can get a ratcheting version which is used to tie down things and or hold tarps on trailers etc.  These will create enormous even pressure around an object.  These clamps can be used with scrap lumber between the strap and the object. 

    The DIY cheap version of commercial ones uses nothing more complicated than a piece of rope wrapped around the object to be clamped.  The are several methods of creating pressure using a rope clamp.  

    One of these methods is to use wrap the rope around the object, and tie it to itself.   Wedges are then inserted in the rope in several locations, around the object, as the wedges are ponded together they collectively tighten the rope.  Another is to create a tourniquet using a double wrapping of rope.   This is then tightened using a short piece dowel.  The dowel is inserted between the two pieces of rope and then twisted.

    This method has limited uses but is commonly used to hold chair legs in place while gluing up.  There are various places you can find information on how to make these.

  • ABikerLife
    September 18, 2015

    This is when the channel was at it's best..

  • ReallyNotReally
    September 18, 2015

    why is every tip called a hack? ffs

  • Ruiner177
    September 18, 2015

    DO NOT USE THE TOOTHPASTE IN YOUR WALL! I am a Maintenance Tech for multifamily housing buildings it will cause mold in the future. If your house has had mold and you try to sell, your required to disclose that information in some states. Don't be lazy just get some spackle and use a finger to fill the holes.

  • RevMadPastor
    September 18, 2015

    One of my favorite hacks is to take a furnace filter and tape it onto a box fan for a cheap and pretty effective air filter. Hang it from the ceiling if you have the room

  • orangequartermusic
    September 18, 2015

    You made me go WTF with the 90° drilling, but then I understood what you were doing lol.

  • Dennis Ring (Brains Ironically)
    September 18, 2015

    Love these vids.  Izzy cracks me up!

    And, you know, I've been wondering how to make my house smell minty fresh!  LoL

    September 18, 2015

    nice one

  • feyaz
    September 18, 2015

    This was so interesting and useful. Thanks guy. 

  • TheBrothersCompound
    September 18, 2015

    where can you get wood at cheaper prices in new york? places like dykes lumber usually have really thin stock and home depot wood is just terrible. someone please help.